I’ve been craving something crunchy and delicious to snack on, so I decided to make some granola. With 3 kids to feed, I often just whip up something quick for myself at lunchtime. This is perfect! Salty-sweet, crunchy, delicious and it can be whipped up super quickly.
I like to serve it with a little double cream plain yoghurt and honey, topped with some berries for freshness.
If you try this recipe, please let me know what you think and how long it took to bake.
Delicious salted caramel granolaDifficulty: Easy
2 cups oats
2 cups seeds and nuts (mix of your choice) mine had pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, cranberries
1/4 cup coconut shavings (optional)
1/2 cup chia seeds (optional)
- Salted peanut butter caramel
8 pitted dates
1 cup hot water
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp honey
pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 180°C
- Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside
- Roughly chop dates and add to a saucepan
- Add hot water and allow dates to simmer for a few minutes until the water is brown
- Add the dates and water mixture to a blender and blend until smooth
- Transfer back into the saucepan and lower the heat
- Add the peanut butter and mix until all combined
- Add cinnamon, honey & salt (feel free to salt to your taste)
- Once the caramel has thickened slightly, remove from the heat and add it to the bowl of dry ingredients
- Combine the dry ingredients with the caramel (allow to cool a bit and use your hands if you like – it helps coat all of the dry ingredients)
- Grease a baking dish and bake for 30-40 minutes, keep an eye on it, you may need to turn the granola every 15 minutes.
- This is a rough guide on time, as ovens may vary, you want it to be golden brown and crunchy.
- Add seeds and nuts of your choosing, the quantity is important, but you can add whatever you have in your pantry.